Dr Harry Hassall

Colleagues will be sorry to learn of the death, on 7 January 2023, of Dr Harry Hassall, former Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Harry first came to the University as an undergraduate in Biochemistry, obtaining his BSc in 1958 and completing his PhD in 1961.  After two years of postdoctoral work with the distinguished bacteriologist David Greenberg in San Francisco, work which he continued in Leeds for some years, he returned to the University as a temporary Lecturer in Biochemistry, becoming Lecturer in 1964, Senior Lecturer in 1973 and Head of Department in 1985.  Harry served on many University Committees – Council, Senate, House and Estates to name a few – and was an officer of the local AUT with a special interest in pensions and personal cases.  He served as a representative on the National Council of the AUT, and was president of the local AUT from 1984 to 1986.

Harry took early retirement in 1991 at which time he was awarded the title and status of Life Fellow of the University, before moving to the northwest coast of Scotland where he has been an integral part of the community for the past thirty years.

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